Sports in the 1920s
Recreation and Leisure for Canadians
With the people of the 1920s, using automobiles became more common and this allowed them to travel far and wide to see the races. These tracks now didn't have to be close to where the people's homes were. With transportation being easily accessible, horse racing became more popular. The radio was also a new invention that allowed people who couldn't afford to go to the races to listen in on all the action. Horse racing was also a form of entertainment as it became very exciting to listen to the races on the radio and join in on the excitement. With people tuning in, the horses and riders received a large number of supporters. People even looked up to the horses with them being so well known. They became bigger than life hereos.
Horse racing was one of the sports where it became fun for not only the riders but also for the viewers too as the rich were able to place bets and money, and the excitement that comes along with it was just plain fun.
With the additional free time, horse racing has become one of the many pastimes that people loved to take part in during the 1920s.